With the high rate of sickle cell trait carriers and babies born with the disease in Uganda, there is an urgent need for people to know their sickle cell genotype. The only option available is genetic screening.
We want to make sickle cell genotype screening available and accessible to everyone. Everybody needs to know his/her genotype. Screening may be done for everyone irrespective of the age or the geographical area. It has been estimated that one out of every 5 Ugandans has sickle cell anemia trait. With the screening programs, data will be collected and this will cause policy makers and the public to be vigilant.